1 skip /ˈskɪp/ verb
skips; skipped; skipping
1 skip
skips; skipped; skipping
Learner's definition of SKIP
[+ object] : to not do (something that is usual or expected)
see also skip bail at 1bail
: to not discuss, read, do, or deal with (something) and go instead to the next thing : to pass over or leave out (something)
[+ object]
often + over
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition [no object]
: to change quickly from one subject, place, etc., to another
◊ If a CD, DVD, record, etc., skips, it fails to play part of a song or movie properly because it is damaged.
[no object] : to move forward in a light or playful way by taking short, quick steps and jumps
[+ object] informal : to leave (a place) in a sudden and unexpected way especially to avoid trouble, punishment, etc.
US : to throw (a flat stone) along the surface of water so that it bounces
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] British : to jump over a rope that is being swung near the ground for exercise or as a game

heart skips a beat

see heart

skip it

chiefly US, informal
used to say that you do not want to do something, talk about something, etc.

skip out

(US) [phrasal verb] informal or British skip off
: to leave a place quickly in a secret and improper way
often + on in U.S. English

skip rope

see 1rope
2 skip /ˈskɪp/ noun
plural skips
2 skip
plural skips
Learner's definition of SKIP
: a short, quick step and jump forward
British : a large metal container for putting trash in

a hop, skip, and (a) jump

see 2hop